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Kaarel Kuusk

Kaarel Kuusk

-, EE
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Kaarel Kuusk

Kaarel Kuusk

  -, EE

Highlights

● Ugala Theatre „MORAAL” 3rd season. („Musical lecture”) sound designer, actor/musician, arranger, original work (2015 -...)
● Recording sessions of Etnosfäär. Producer, musician.
● TEMUFI`s „Lembitu – kuningas ilma kuningriigita” („Lembitu – a King Without a Kingdom”) sound designer, compositions. (director Peep Maasik, scenarist Urmas Lennuk) (august 2017).
● Kadri Sirel`s dance performance „Ruumile alistumine” (submission to room) sound design, musician. (August 2017)
● XXV Viljandi Folk Music Festival, Etnosfäär. Performance at the opening of the festival, concert (July 2017).
● Attending at „Novus Music Incubator” (Baltic`s best act) with vonKuusk and Etnosfäär. vonKuusk 2nd place, Etnosfäär barely into the final. (March – May 2017)
● Preparations for Song & Dance Festival of Viljandi county. Musical production; scores for orchestra, supervisor; arrangements; recording, mixing, mastering the phonographes and music clips.
● Estonian Theatre nominations – award in the name of Salme Reegi – Marika Palm (Ugala Theatre „MORAAL”) (27th of March 2017)
● SOUNDITOORIUM concert 22th of March, full broadcast at Estonian Public Broadcasting Television 14th of April, composer, supervisor, music producer, original music (March, April 2017)
● ETNOSFÄÄR concert tour in Estonia, surround sound system (Jan-Feb 2017)
● Preparations for grand theatre production „Lembitu-kuningas ilma kuningriigita” August 2017, composer, sound designer (Urmas Lennuk, Peep Maasing)
● Viljandi Song Festival 2017 music director, composer, orcestral arrangements, preparations (June 2017)
● SOUNDITOORIUM rehearsals, compositions, notations, instructions, co-conductor
● Premiere 2017 choreographers/directors series (Aug. 2016 – Feb. 2017) Kadri Sirel performance sound design, musician, original music
● Project Sounditoorium first compositions, preparations (2016)
● Ugala Theatre „Moraal” („Musical lecture”) sound designer, actor/musician, arranger, original work (2015/2016)
● Kali Briis Band debut album „Let`s Play Love” (06.05.16)
● Etnosfäär Grand Prix at Estonian traditional music arrangements festival „Moisekatsi Elohelü”, duo Kathi Koch & Kaarel Kuusk (23.04.16)
● Kali Briis Band single „Miracle” (06.04.16)
● Kali Briis Band new album production, musician, recording sound engineer (Feb. – Apr. 2016)
● vonKuusk artist showcases: Tartu (24.03.16) Viljandi (07.04.16)
● Arrangements at 98th Estonian Independence Day concert production (Viljandi 2016)
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● Musical collectives: vonKuusk, Etnosfäär, Kali Briis, Argo Vals Band, Double Trouble, vonKuusk One-Man-Army
● Musical collectives (projects): Impromachine 4000, ηØⓇΣΔᶩ β∋ΔŤ (Normal Beat), Keedisbänd Megaturbo 3000
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Languages

English (North American), English (British)

Accent

Finnish, Russian

Ages

Child, Middle Aged, Senior, Teen, Young Adult

Special Skills

Audiobooks, Business, Cartoons, Documentaries, Educational, Internet, Movie Trailers, Podcasting, Radio, Telephone, Television, Videogames

Experience

The most important work done recently (Phone hidden)):
● Attending at LOFTAS Fest (Vilnius, Lithuania) with vonKuusk (September 2017)
● Ugala Theatre „MORAAL” 3rd season. („Musical lecture”) sound designer, actor/musician, arranger, original work (2015 -...)
● Recording sessions of Etnosfäär. Producer, musician.
● TEMUFI`s „Lembitu – kuningas ilma kuningriigita” („Lembitu – a King Without a Kingdom”) sound designer, compositions. (director Peep Maasik, scenarist Urmas Lennuk) (august 2017).
● Kadri Sirel`s dance performance „Ruumile alistumine” (submission to room) sound design, musician. (August 2017)
● XXV Viljandi Folk Music Festival, Etnosfäär. Performance at the opening of the festival, concert (July 2017).
● Attending at „Novus Music Incubator” (Baltic`s best act) with vonKuusk and Etnosfäär. vonKuusk 2nd place, Etnosfäär barely into the final. (March – May 2017)

● Preparations for Song & Dance Festival of Viljandi county. Musical production; scores for orchestra, supervisor; arrangements; recording, mixing, mastering the phonographes and music clips.
● Estonian Theatre nominations – award in the name of Salme Reegi – Marika Palm (Ugala Theatre „MORAAL”) (27th of March 2017)
● SOUNDITOORIUM concert 22th of March, full broadcast at Estonian Public Broadcasting Television 14th of April, composer, supervisor, music producer, original music (March, April 2017)
● ETNOSFÄÄR concert tour in Estonia, surround sound system (Jan-Feb 2017)
● Preparations for grand theatre production „Lembitu-kuningas ilma kuningriigita” August 2017, composer, sound designer (Urmas Lennuk, Peep Maasing)
● Viljandi Song Festival 2017 music director, composer, orcestral arrangements, preparations (June 2017)
● SOUNDITOORIUM rehearsals, compositions, notations, instructions, co-conductor
● vonKuusk One-Man-Army @Ugala Theatre season opening party (Sept 2016)
● Premiere 2017 choreographers/directors series (Aug. 2016 – Feb. 2017) Kadri Sirel performance sound design, musician, original music
● Project Sounditoorium first compositions, preparations (2016)
● Ugala Theatre „Moraal” („Musical lecture”) sound designer, actor/musician, arranger, original work (2015/2016)
● Kali Briis Band debut album „Let`s Play Love” (06.05.16)
● Etnosfäär Grand Prix at Estonian traditional music arrangements festival „Moisekatsi Elohelü”, duo Kathi Koch & Kaarel Kuusk (23.04.16)
● Kali Briis Band single „Miracle” (06.04.16)
● Kali Briis Band new album production, musician, recording sound engineer (Feb. – Apr. 2016)
● vonKuusk artist showcases: Tartu (24.03.16) Viljandi (07.04.16)
● Arrangements at 98th Estonian Independence Day concert production (Viljandi 2016)
● Theatre Must Kast production „Persona” sound designer, original work (2015)
● Dance performance “Viipekeel kui tants” („Sign language as dance”) sound designer, musician (2015)
● Dance performance “Eneseväljendus/hoorus („Self-expression/fornication”) sound designer, musician (2015)
● Theatre Must Kast production “Pelleas & Melisande” sound designer, original work, sound engineer, surround sound design performances (2014/2015)
● Dance performance “Twenty-twenty” sound designer, musician (2014)
● Baltic Chain (Viljandi) radio commecial - original music, mix/master (2014)
● Radio Show "Sõnumid Viljandist" („Messages from Viljandi”) signatures (eg. Raadio Kuma), mix/master (2014)
● Introductory video of Music Department of University of Tartu Viljandi Culture Academy (official) original music (2013)
● Project "Eksperiment 61 päeva" („Experiment 61 days”) (2012) (Collection example)
● Production "PULM" („Wedding”) sound design (Manor of Õisu 2012)
● Dance performance "Punane" („Red”) sound design, musician (original music) (UTVKA BlackBox, Kanuti Gildi Saal, Sadamateater of Tartu 2012)
● Production "Väike Kuningas" („The Little King”) music design (original work), music director, musician (UTVKA BlackBox, Eesti Nukuteater 2012)
● Musical "Jusslased" (original work) orchestration and arrangements (Kose 2012)
● Musical "Inetu" musician (Ugala Theatre 2011/2012)
● Production "Kollane Nool" („Yellow Arrow”) musician (Ugala Theatre 2011)
● CD „Rahunemise tee” („A winding down the road”) backgrounding sound, sound design (2011)

Organizations:
● Musical collectives: vonKuusk, Etnosfäär, Kali Briis, Argo Vals Band, Double Trouble, vonKuusk One-Man-Army
● Musical collectives (projects): Impromachine 4000, ηØⓇΣΔᶩ β∋ΔŤ (Normal Beat), Keedisbänd Megaturbo 3000
● Advertising agency “Ice Mill” sound engineer (2013/2014)
● Different choirs and projects (led by Hirvo Surva and Indrek Viljardi):
Eesti Meestelaulu Seltsi poistekoor (boys choir), a nation-wide boys choir KALEV (Phone hidden));
REVALIA choir (Phone hidden))
● Different brass bands and projects (led by Rein Vendla): Pärnu Noorte Brass Orchestra/ Suure-Jaani Brass Orchestra- ja Big Band: bandsman (alto-, tenor- ja baritonesaxophone), keyboard (Phone hidden)); TTÜ Big Band: bandsman - tenorsaxophone; keyboard (Phone hidden));
conductor and arranger (2010)
● „See Alles Jääb” ((Website hidden)) arrangement and presentation on Mother’s Day (Estonia Concert Hall 2010)
● Project “Lendav Hollandlane” („Flying Dutchman”) Estonian Orchestra of Defence Forces and Estonian National Male Choir - singer (Estonian Concert apr. 2010)


Other:
● School of Young Musician – lecturer of music theory, improvisation (2011), ensemble (2015) /workshops
● Rock of Hauka 2015 ensemble tutor; piano teacher; lecturer: sound-and studio technology, recording at home, mixing
● Radio commercial "Kärcher" mix/master 2013
● Ensemble "Tolm" album "Tolm" recording 2013/2014
● Lecture/workshop "Electronic music, music technology" in schools (Vändra Secondary School and Juurikaru Secondary School) (2014)
● vonKuusk interview in portal named “Rada7”
● European Capital of Culture 2011 „Tornikellade laul” musician (2011)
● Computer skills (for creative work): Windows and Mac opsystem; Sibelius 6,7; Pro Tools 10, 11; Wavelab 6, LogicPro, Ableton Suite 8/ Live 9, Show Cue System 11
RME Totalmix, Motu, Native Instruments (N. Absynth 5, Kontakt 5, The Mouth), Microsoft Office
● Organizing and conducting a sound recording session, sound recording and sound processing


One of my greatest achievements lately is the project „Sounditoorium” & Ugala Theatre’s production „Moraal” („Musical lecture”).
Sounditoorium is an experimental musical project that combines sound, light design and broadcast techniques to produce a lively and sensational musical experience. All material is original and partially instrumental focused mixing styles and rhythms. Led by a relatively young collective and musicians it is one of a kind in Estonia and the uniqueness and experimental nature of the project offers great challenges for composers, musicians, technicians and organisers.
All the compositions by Kaarel Kuusk. Contemporary combination of jazz, jazz fusion, funk, world music, soul, pop,synthwave and even Estonian traditional music.
The project culminates with a live performance involving over 50 young Estonian musicians on 22nd of March, 2017, whereas the musicians will perform in a closed hall, designed for the performance, without the audience. The performance will be live broadcast to designated venue for the audience and simultaneously online. There will also be a documentary about the working process.


„Moraal” came out at the beginning of the current year. I’ve been involved with this production from the beginning of trial and I will be involved with the show until the end of the last performance. My roles in this production are: singing teacher, making notations, musician/actor on stage, musical design – phonos, sound clips, sound design (up to ~80 different audio tracks) and sound processing. In this production I’ve also used music from my band vonKuusk.
Official page, Instagram.
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Regardless of many other sizable music designings of great productions, video trailers and noteworthy arrangements that I’ve made, I consider my other big achievement a project called „Experiment 61 days” that was started on my initiative. I composed music 61 days in a row. Every day I launched one composition on current issues, pulished in mediums like Soundcloud and Bandcamp. There is also an article about it in a foreign website - here.

In this current year I intend to work a lot with my collective vonKuusk where I play the keys. We will renew the repertoire and technology, prepare for live-concerts and publish our debute album. Last bigger action with the band were concert series „OOTAMATU!” 2016 & Baltic Tour in September 2015.

Credentials

Education

Education:
2014-… University of Tartu Viljandi Culture Academy and Baltic Film, Media, Arts and Communication
School – Sound Engineering Arts (MA)
(Phone hidden) University of Tartu Viljandi Culture Academy – Music Department – Jazz Music (the piano),
specialization in music technology (BA)
(Phone hidden) Tallinn Georg Ots Music High School – pop-jazz piano (not graduated)
(Phone hidden) Vändra Secondary School
(Phone hidden) Vändra Mihkel Lüdig Music School – the piano

Studio

  • Computer & Software

    PC, Mac; Pro Tools

  • Special Equipment

    No

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